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Thrive at UWindsor

What is Thrive?

THRIVE is a program created to support you as you transition into your second year as a Lancer. We have used your feedback to develop a program aimed at helping you answer questions you have while providing you with the tools and resources you need to be successful as you navigate life as a lancer.

All first-year students are encouraged to take part in our Head Start and Welcome Week programming, which has been designed specifically for new students who are entering their first year of an undergraduate program.

To learn more about Head Start, visit:

To learn more about Welcome Week, visit:

Additionally, the University of Windsor encourages you to check out the first-year transition program that consists of various modules full of information and resources.

For the first-year transition program, visit: COMING SOON

Although this program is designed for second-year students, all students are welcome to take part! We hope that this program will provide you with the tools and resources you need to be successful in university, while also providing you with an opportunity to make new friends and build a network with other Lancers. 

How Can I Thrive?

The Thrive program is designed in a way that allows you to choose your level of engagement. We offer various resources available to you at any time!

Academic Resources

Our Advising Team is here to help undergraduate students with:

  • Choosing or changing your program or major
  • Understanding your Academic Progress Report and degree requirements
  • Understanding academic regulations and procedures
  • Adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course
  • Developing a plan to deal with academic difficulties (i.e., Academic Probation & Required to Withdraw)
  • Reviewing your academic progress
  • Referral to other relevant campus services

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The Writing Support Desk is located on the main floor of Leddy Library and is a service that provides students with help regarding various aspects of their academic writing, including:

  • Interpreting assignment prompts
  • Constructing strong theses and arguments
  • Grammar, punctuation, and syntax problems
  • Analyzing and integrating sources
  • Citing and referencing

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In addition to the provision/coordination of classroom and testing accommodations, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a variety of services and supports to students who have registered with SAS, having documented disabilities including:

  • learning disabilities
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • acquired brain injuries
  • vision, hearing, and mobility impairments
  • chronic medical conditions
  • psychiatric issues

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The Leddy Library, the University’s main campus library, holds over three million items including in excess of 1 million electronic titles and data sets.

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Pre-recorded videos to help you navigate UWinsite Student.

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The Student Success and Leadership Centre offers free tutorials through the Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) program that are geared towards helping to develop study skills to achieve academic success in a university setting.

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Bounce Back is a program designed to support students who are struggling to find success during their post-secondary experience. The program will focus on ways to increase your academic performance through effective learning strategies (i.e. time management, essay, and exam preparation, etc.) but is also attentive to the other factors that can pose difficulties to first-year students (i.e. social adjustment, stress, mental health, etc.).

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We offer a variety of programs to enhance your academic learning, personal success and leadership skills, including LEAD, Outstanding Scholars, STEPS, and more! No matter what your current level, we can help you to enhance your skills to ensure you are ready for the rigours of University academics.

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Wellness Resources

Find everything you need to live well on campus and access the resources available to you to support you in maintaining your wellbeing, mental health and balance during your university career and to set you up for success in life. Access wellness via ResourcesSelf Help ToolsEvents, and more.

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The Student Counselling Centre at the University of Windsor provides registered students free, confidential mental health counselling delivered by trained mental health professionals. 

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Student Health Services is your family physician's office while on campus, providing confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, counselling, and referrals.

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My Student Support Program makes professional counselling available to all University of Windsor students, day or night, 24/7/365. It is free and confidential. 

1-844-451-9700 (North America)
001-416-380-6578 (Outside of North America)
My SSP App (available on the App Store and Google Play

This office exists, foremost, to provide support to members of our campus who have been subjected to sexual misconduct.

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It may be helpful to think of TAO as an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engage with our interactive components, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals. You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that's just one session a day, or perhaps a short or long course. It's entirely up to you. 

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TOA User Guide

Campus Resources

The UwinCARD is a photo identification card for University of Windsor students. It also provides you with access to the St. Denis Recreation Centre and the Forge Fitness Centre, acts as a Meal Plan card, a library card for the Leddy Library, a purchase card for the University Bookstore, a printing/photocopy card and a door access card for Residence students. The UwinCARD is a flexible and convenient method of budgeting your money and keeping track of how much you spend and on what. The UwinCARD is certainly one of the most important pieces of identification you will have while at the University of Windsor.
Eating on campus couldn’t be more convenient and satisfying. The student centre food court is jam-packed with eateries, and there are more scattered throughout campus. Your options are diverse — think shawarma, smoothies, sushi or subs; pasta, pizza or pulled pork lasagna. You’ll find popular franchises, gourmet coffee shops and local favourites. You can use your meal plan everywhere on campus, including vending machines. It’s also accepted at our local restaurant partners: Green Bean, Harvey’s®, Mare Nostrum Mediterranean restaurant and bar, New Jade Chinese Cuisine, and Pizza Pizza®.

Getting Involved

There are six faculty societies; Business, FAHSS, Engineering, Human Kinetics, Nursing, and Science. Each faculty society has many executive positions available each year in elections, including President, Vice presidents, Treasurers, event coordinators, etc.

Contact the society or visit their website to learn more:

The Office of Student Experience has built a new events calendar for students to reference as they look to stay connected with their UWindsor community “outside” of the classroom. Collaborating with other campus departments, the online Students Events Calendar is housed on the Office of Student Experience website, highlighting events and activities available for UWindsor students.

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Whether you want to work out in the Forge Fitness Centre, swim a few laps in the pool, participate in a Lancer Rec fitness class, play in an intramural league, or watch our Lancer athletes compete, Athletics and Recreational Services offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities for the campus community to stay healthy, be engaged and show your blue and gold pride.

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Joining a club is a great way to get involved at the Univerity of Windsor. With more than 150 student clubs and societies on campus, each UWSA student group has a niche in our campus community.

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